Logo for Lancaster County Joining Forces logo states "Coordinating efforts to reduce deaths due to opioids" in purple and turquoise

Strength comes in numbers. That’s the concept behind Lancaster County Joining Forces, a collection of organizations and individuals working to save lives and help neighbors who are struggling with addiction. This fall, as part of the fight against the opioid crisis, Joining Forces coordinated efforts among several organizations and coalitions to host a three-part educational…

Many families throughout Lancaster and Lebanon County benefit from the support of their school Student Assistance Program (SAP). This program, mandated for all Pennsylvania schools serving students in Grades K-12, provides critical support for students who are facing barriers to success. Helping the students achieve resilience, no matter the barrier, is a primary goal for…

Compass Mark’s lending library is now offering free streaming options for people who live and work in Lancaster County. The titles are available to stream any time from any device. The lending library offers resources for addiction counselors, parents, educators, faith-based organizations and others interested in promoting healthy behaviors. Compass Mark’s library covers a wide variety…

As we wind down Problem Gambling Awareness Month, it’s a good time to revisit the conversation about this serious condition. But why should we worry about gambling addiction when there are so many other important issues that affect our community?

What type of youth substance abuse prevention is most effective? At Compass Mark, our mission is to find evidence-based prevention programs and put them to work in Lancaster and Lebanon. Many of our youth programs are based on social and emotional learning (SEL), a term that defines acquiring the skills that help children make healthier,…

Once again, the Lancaster Community will come together to support the Extraordinary Give. Every dollar donated during the Friday, November 18th event will be stretched by funds from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and other sponsors. You have many organizations to choose from when it’s time to donate during Extra Give. We’re asking you to invest in our…

When it comes to preventing youth substance abuse, once-and-done assemblies or three-word phrases (Just say no!) simply don’t work. Rather, substance abuse prevention requires a more thorough approach. Learn about the risk factors that can lead to the use of alcohol and other drugs, and how protective factors can give kids the foundation they need…

What’s in a word? Quite a bit, especially if you’re a person in recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. A person labeled as a “junkie” may have a harder time maintaining recovery when they feel like they’ve been publicly branded by their fellow community members. Mental Health America, a nonprofit focused on…

Maybe your teen’s friends have started vaping. Perhaps you suspect your son or daughter is already using e-cigarettes. Here’s what you need to know about e-cigarettes and teenagers. What is an e-cigarette?

The Obama administration is seeking an additional $1.1 billion from Congress to fight heroin and prescription painkiller abuse, according to The New York Times. Nearly 50% of the new funds would go toward expanding treatment availability. The remaining money would support:

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